In between Fro-gate, I had a chance to catch up with Oscar Moller for a couple minutes yesterday and hear about his journey to the Kings over the weekend. Moller had three goals and two assits in five games with Manchester before he got called up. He played 6:28 in his first game this season, then played 9:02 against Dallas last night…
Question: You played Friday night for Manchester and then Saturday night for the Kings. What were those 24 hours like?
MOLLER: “We were on the road with Manchester. We played in Springfield on Friday night and we were on the way home. It was like 11 o’clock when I got a phone call. Well, Hubie McDonough (the Monarch’s director of hockey operations) told me that I was going to fly to Columbus the day after. The flight was at like 9:45 in the morning, so we came home at like 12 or 12:30, so I tried to go to bed, get up early and then I traveled all day and then I played. It was a pretty rough day, but when you get called up, it’s like nothing can make you tired.”
Question: You were off to a good start there. Did it take you a while to get over being sent down, or did you get over it pretty quick?
MOLLER: “Obviously it was disappointing for me to get sent down, but I just had to make sure I stayed with having a good attitude down there, and still try to improve my game as much as I can all the time and be a good teammate. I felt I had been playing real well with the line I was put in with, with Loktionov and Scott Parse. I think we’ve been clicking pretty good, and we have a lot of fun out there.”
Question: What do you think of the level of play there?
MOLLER: “It can get a little scrambly at times, but it’s just because guys really want to show stuff and get up to the big leagues. But sometimes it can get a little bit scrambly.”
Question: What’s it like playing with Loktionov there?
MOLLER: “I remember seeing him two years ago, and he was probably a little bit smaller back then. He was still trying to do a lot of moves and stuff, but this year he could really do it. Now he really shows it. He makes a lot of good plays during the games and in practice. It’s just fun to be on the wing with him, because you get good passes every time.”